Leading Firm Chooses 3E for its Flexibility and Global Capabilities to Meet Current and Future Needs

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 – Thomson Reuters Elite today announced that leading international law firm Paul Hastings has selected 3E as the most flexible solution to meet its continuously growing needs, while upholding a superior level of service provided to its clients. Paul Hastings is comprised of 1,520 timekeepers and 20 offices spanning across nine countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies.

As the firm experienced rapid growth over the last decade, its manual processes became more and more difficult to maintain. The firm needed a solution capable of reengineering those existing processes in order to increase efficiency and support future goals throughout its international expansion.

“As our firm continued to gain momentum at an accelerated rate, it became a key financial goal to adopt a single global platform to improve productivity,” said Kathleen Deuschle, chief financial officer of Paul Hastings. “That led us to evaluate, and ultimately select, 3E. Not only does 3E improve our day-to-day operations, it also provides the necessary flexibility to respond quickly to the changing needs of our firm and the clients we serve.”

The firm launched an intensive evaluation of industry solutions including 3E and a top competitor. After attending the Thomson Reuters Elite User Conference, visiting Elite’s London office, and corresponding with 3E users, it was evident that the superior technology and globally integrated capabilities of 3E made it the optimal choice.

“Throughout tremendous expansion, it is critical that a firm can rely on a single platform to handle the diversity and new demands of the business. We are thrilled that Paul Hastings has selected 3E for that very purpose,” said Cary Burch, president of Thomson Reuters Elite. “In addition to helping the firm achieve its broader strategic goals, 3E enhances overall efficiency, while still meeting the high standard of innovative legal services expected by its clients.”

3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities – all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft.NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale.

About Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With offices across Asia, Europe, and the U.S., it has the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever needed. For more information, visit Paul Hastings.

Elite is the leading global provider of an end-to-end enterprise business management solution, which allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their firms, including business development, risk management, client and matter management, and financial management. For more information, visit Elite.